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Old September 17th, 2005, 04:55 PM
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My truck is leaking water from between the engine block and where the whole section where the oil filter connects. It seems to run back and down the oil pan or drip on something in the drive line and i can smell it burn. It overheated yesterday. Also, my oil light flickers and comes on at slow idle. I think I need heaver oil as some of you recomended. Great, eh?! It seems to be unhappy after sitting all summer in south fla., but would it rather be running?

I have a water pump sitting here, but dont want to waste my time if thats not the problem (a seal or something in there?). Should I go for it? Any ideas?
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Old September 17th, 2005, 04:57 PM
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Have you had the front cover off at any time in the recent past?
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Old September 17th, 2005, 05:02 PM
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Old September 17th, 2005, 05:08 PM
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Well, I'd get under it with it running and see if you can see where the leak is coming from. The reason I asked about the front cover is that if you accidentally put the wrong gasket on (from a 4.0) you will have a coolant leak and low oil pressure.
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Old September 17th, 2005, 05:25 PM
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It is comming from between the back of the pump housing and the engine. I had a leak in the radiator I have in it, but it sealed itself. I am going to keep an eye on it. Thanks
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Old September 17th, 2005, 07:07 PM
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Since you mentioned the leak seems to be coming from around the oil filter, it might be one of the oil cooler lines. I replaced mine this morning and one of them mounts right above the oil filter. It is pretty easy to change that part out...and you could save yourself a lot of trouble (like an engine fire) if that is the problem. Let me know if that sounds like the problem.

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Old September 17th, 2005, 08:19 PM
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You said it's leaking water not oil right? After it starts leaking shut it off, then feel behing the waterpump pully I bet the water is coming from there. If so your water pump is shot and needs to be changed.
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Old September 18th, 2005, 12:22 AM
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It sounds like your water pump to me. Right underneath the H2O pulley is a little hole. Check and see if theat is where the leak is. It is designed to leak from the hole close to the end of the life of the H2O pump. There is a fluorescent dye that you can add to your radiator, then run the truck and use a black light to find the leak--that is very handy for those tough to find leaks.
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Old September 18th, 2005, 01:36 PM
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Thanks. The pump is off. There was a black plastic cap over the hole I think you mentioned. I think it was leaking there. There is white residue on the belt that sits directly underneath it and I noticed a fresh drip on that one last night after I ran it. The pump looks ok to me, but who knows. These things are running in the Sahara right? It shoudn't just overheat. Hopefully, this will help.
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These things are running in the Sahara right? It shoudn't just overheat.

Truer words have never been spoken. Countless V8's in Africa and overheating in a Rover V8 is a myth.
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Old September 18th, 2005, 04:11 PM
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Cool

Hey! Do I really need the gasket in there? Shouldn't just some sealant do the trick. Just wondering?

or,

Should I put the gaskets / sealant and bolts in and then try and place it there?

Newbie

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It's in....no seal. If there is a secret to getting that thing in there, I might need it later. We'll see what happens!
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Old September 18th, 2005, 10:27 PM
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I have used rightstuff when no seal was available (on the trail) and it seems to hold pretty good. As long as it doesn't block the pump or leak then I think you should be OK.
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Old September 19th, 2005, 06:36 PM
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I thinks it worked. Thanks all.
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Old September 19th, 2005, 08:43 PM
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I use Rightstuff--pretty much all I use. I no longer run gaskets except at the oil pump where the clearance is more critical. I have Rightstuff on my H2O pump, front cover, oil pan, sealing electrical connections...so don't worry about it. I hope you used a lot of anti-sieze on the H20 bolts as they are prone to rust and break.
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Old September 21st, 2005, 08:21 AM
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I used Permatex Hylomar gasket sealer on everything.
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